Natural herbs have a rich healing history that dates back several millennia. They held an important place in the arsenal of an apothecary in treatment of a myriad of diseases since antiquity. More often than not, these herbs were used as a combination of a poly-herbal formulation to enhance the potency and complement the effects of individual components.
One of the most effective herbal combination that has a plethora of health benefits is a herb called Ashwagandha and Shilajit. The combination of these two herbs has been used since ancient times in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine as one of the most potent rejuvenators.
What is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha (Withania somifera), sometimes also called Indian ginseng, has been long known for its vigor and vitality-promoting effects. In fact, the word Ashwagandha comes from Sanskrit meaning “the essence of a horse”. This herb was considered to impart the strength of a stallion and was used to strengthen immunity.
This herb belonging to the tomato family contains numerous pharmacologically active compounds including alkaloids, fatty acids, amino acids, choline and a variety of sugars. However, the most important components of Ashwagandha are a steroidal compound called Withanolides.
Health benefits of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to boost healthy immune system, improve learning and memory, produce healthy response anxiety and depression, enhance sexual libido and promote healthy blood sugar.
Numerous studies on the herb have validated many of its claimed effects. Ashwagandha extract has many potent healthy properties (1). The root extracts of Ashwagandha have also been shown to have potent antioxidant effects (2).
Shilajit and its health benefits
Shilajit is the regarded as the ultimate Rasayana or rejuvenator in Ayurveda and many eastern European natural medicines. Pure natural Shilajit resin contains naturally occurring minerals that have wide health benefits.
A vast number of scientific studies on Shilajit have authenticated some health benefits from preventing cancer (3), improving cognition (4), elevating testosterone levels (5), to improving immune system (6).
Shilajit combination with Ashwagandha
The combination of Shilajit and Ashwagandha has a long Ayurvedic history of usage. Ashwagandha exhibits a synergistic effect when used with pure Shilajit. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of both the components is increased when used in combination.
Historically, the combination has been used widely as a potent supplement to boost energy levels, improve libido and improve over all health. Shilajit accentuates the beneficial effects of Ashwagandha and hence complements the pharmacological effect.
It has also been shown that a combination of Ashwagandha and Shilajit increases cognitive functions (7). It was also reported that the combination can help the brain stay healthier longer if taken regularly.
A word of caution
Although the combination of Ashwagandha and Shilajit can significantly enhance the health benefits of each other, it is important to choose the purest form of Shilajit. As Shilajit is one of the most expensive and rare substances on earth, fake and spurious Shilajit supplements are everywhere. Make sure that you are buying Shilajit only from a reputed and trustworthy source.
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We hope that the Pürblack Shilajit-Ashwagandha combination will help you bring out the best in you!